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Olympics to Put Huge Strain on London's Networks

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March 21, 2012 8:26:17 AM

congratz for London, hope u succeded...
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March 21, 2012 8:52:50 AM

Oh boo hoo. Their goofy ridiculous mascots put a strain on my sanity.
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March 21, 2012 9:22:54 AM

Let's hope they use bittorrent or other means of distributed filesharing protocols/services.

BBC did that some years ago for some shows :
http://boingboing.net/2006/12/20/bbc-will-use-bittorr.h...
Although they were Drm;ed, it is still interesting!

The funny thing is that the users doing it the "not so legal" way, using torrents or some of the (often) Chinese tvstreaming/retransmitting sites during the games will easy the burden for the ISP;s and the network providers and they are seen as the bad guys?

If the BBC (or who it now is that is responsible for the main feeds) don't provide any alternatives that do the same thing that is a proof of backwards thinking! Or maybe that the IOC and the sponsors have way too much negative control over details...
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March 21, 2012 9:42:42 AM

greghomeYou'll never have those problem in South Korea


South Korea has Internet access?
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March 21, 2012 10:07:57 AM

Hope the added capacities are not temporary so the Londoners get a lasting effect out of their spent Tax Pounds.
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March 21, 2012 12:07:06 PM

I thought the networks referred to the transportation network, haha
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March 21, 2012 12:36:01 PM

Plan B:

Force all videos to be 240p.
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March 21, 2012 2:21:26 PM

Given how obscene data roaming charges are I doubt they will have to deal with too much additional load. Unless there are regulations or agreements in place for data roaming of EU and commonwealth members.
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March 21, 2012 3:23:47 PM

they NEED to put a firewall in and natively broadcast events online in managed compressed broadcast address streams where they can just tune in live to events they are missing. That would put a huge damper on geographic nonsensical transmissions where you are here, you queue from the ISP who is across the country to view it 500ft away from where it's being broadcast. Mind you, pubs will be open with all their TV's tuned in, but stopping stream hits to the network by having local broadcast address streams would work best. Having an Olympics App that works with Olympics subscribed routers utilizing those braodcast addresses for streams couldn't hurt. As for the rest, meh! If they want to stream video find a way to make them pay for it.
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March 22, 2012 1:27:39 AM

Damn.. 4 years went by already from the last Olympics?
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March 22, 2012 4:47:33 AM

DarkkDamn.. 4 years went by already from the last Olympics?

Well only 2. but 4 years for Summer.
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